The Atlanta Braves have acquired first baseman Matt Adams from the St. Louis Cardinals according to a report by Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The #STLCards have traded Matt Adams to the Braves.— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) May 20, 2017
The Braves confirmed the report moments later. Atlanta will be sending minor league infielder Juan Yepez to St. Louis.
The #Braves have acquired 1B Matt Adams and cash considerations from the Cardinals in exchange for minor-league INF Juan Yepez. pic.twitter.com/gZTlCfafnS— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 20, 2017
Adams has appeared in 31 games with the Cardinals this season and has put up a .292/.340/.396 slash line. He spent the last six seasons with the Cardinals and has a career slash of .271/.315/.453. He will be under team control through the 2018 season. The Braves also received some cash from the Cardinals in the deal.
The Braves lost Freddie Freeman for 8-10 weeks due to a fractured wrist earlier this week. They also signed free agent James Loney who has since reported to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Yepez is a 19-year old infielder who was playing at Rome. He was slashing .275/.309/.387 to go along with one home run and 15 RBIs.